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videos for your media project reveal god are. going to still bubbling outside the presidential palace in cairo as leader of president morsi refuses to bang down from his controversial political drive cheering a long awaited address to the nation. united lost a rebel drawing president assad in dismissing washington's chemical weapons he is there's the media again while u.s. invasion fleet poised on syria's borders. around one step forward one step by just as the american senate's launches a cold war era long live it break it up or is it these are by no seven russian officials provoking a promise of a similar move. this
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is all she coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the program along anticipated state address by egypt's president morsi has failed to silence the angry voices on the streets of cairo protesters claim his still ignores their key demands by evolving to push on with a referendum on an islamist led constitution more on that from cairo based reporter true now. president mohamed morsi basically stuck by his decisions he said in his speech he said this consulate curation which was very contentious very people described it as a power grab was essential basically in the transition period to democracy and very important protecting the constituent assembly which drafted the constitution to the we get to this point we're going to have a referendum on the constitution next week he also blames. parties for the violence that we saw on the streets in cairo on wednesday between anti and pro brotherhood supporters he said better third parties backed by foreign funding had infiltrated
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the groups and caused the violence and he blamed some opposition groups he said those serving the remnants of the former regime to overthrow his legitimacy authority and basically rejected any use of violence in the form of protesting however he did call for dialogue he asked opposition forces to meet him on saturday the eight to december to talk through some of the points of a have with this constitution and he said he might as well step back to an article six of the contentious constitution that duration which basically said that as the president he could do pretty much anything in the in the interest of protecting the nation thousands gathered at the presidential palace in opposition to president morsi is decision my colleague tom barton who was there on the scene and has this report some of the protesters behind me trying to move the barricades that have been put up by the army in front of the presidential palace. very tense standoff
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very large crowd. chanting slogans such as we watch out for all of the regime calling. was how much more seems. the other side. and there was this it was a standoff between pro and anti mohammed morsi. some of the country's top judges and the opposition like the people here on one side very much against a job want to see if they say doesn't provide enough rights for minorities and women in modern egypt mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood supporters on the other side of things the opposite i think that's one suggestion is justified the coalition of opposition forces who are running a sit in into her square the national revolution front issued a statement saying that they would not have dialogue with the president until he rescinds his decree there are also unfortunately violent clashes in other parts of
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the city outside the muslim brotherhood headquarters which was reportedly torched so really at the moment here in egypt there hasn't been there is a lot of anger and it still remains very divided the path to europe's hearted scenes begins under the black sea. for its natural gas fake says russia begins laying the lifeline all the way to the center of the european union that's ahead. the chemical scare around syria is receiving a skeptical response not only from assad's government but now the very people seeking to bring him down as senior rebel official has dismissed washington's reports that assad was arming chemical warheads saying it was all part of a media game but as always he's going to check out reports now even fabricated allegations kind of proved deadly. u.s. officials said intelligence agencies have detected that assad's government has been preparing its chemical weapons stockpiles of possible use the obama
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administration's message to syria the u.s. is ready to act if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable there will be consequences. there will be consequences we have sent a an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line next how does america the media quickly picked up on the alarming news of the syrian government's alleged plans citing secret intelligence for fox news confirms that syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized and at the ready the syrian government flatly denied the possibility saying it would not use such weapons against its people. we would not commit suicide we feel there's a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in syria by these countries during creasing pressure on syria the syrian government sure knows that if they use chemical weapons it would give nato and some of their arab neighbors who are
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itching to intervene in syria the green light to go ahead with their plans the meskins itself says it would be suicidal for them to do so but with the fear and the hype building up over the use of chemical weapons against civilians in syria it seems the u.s. might be preparing grounds to jump the gun on this one the jumping the gun scenario is not new for the u.s. almost twenty years ago the bush administration confidently presented false evidence to invade iraq america's cited bogus intelligence on saddam hussein's chemical weapons that never existed the invasion triggered a civil war that killed more than one hundred thousand innocent iraqis and years later all washington had to say about this was the president thought it was correct congress thought it was worth it of course i regret that it turned out a lot of it was wrong in the run up to the iraq invasion the us media was instrumental in selling the case to the public the congress never had any proof ever present ever of weapons of mass destruction all came from tony blair to the
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bush and congress who writes now that the us has drawn a red line on syria it has made it clear it's ready to take action but how i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of. a credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to. take action if that eventuality were to occur to american warships are already near the syrian coast with some ten thousand. u.s. marines and dozens of fighter jets on board on top of that nato is sending american german and dutch batteries of patriot anti-aircraft missiles to turkey's border with syria meaning hundreds more u.s. and european troops will be deployed to the frontier nato says deploying patriot
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missiles along syrian borders is a defensive step to prevent syria from attacking turkey i don't think there's any requirement whatsoever for patriot batteries on the ground in turkey again the patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming theater ballistic missiles or occur if the syrians are not going to attack the turks the turks of the most powerful military establishment in the region the largest army in nato and intervention in syria will be as bad if not worse than what we experienced in iraq the pentagon said they would need seventy five thousand troops to secure syria's weapons of mass destruction the question on everyone's mind is are they seriously considering that kind of a mess of intervention because that could mean another you rock coming soon and invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check on. new surfaced on the internet apparently under assad rebels cooking up and testing their own chemical weapons and graphic parts of the video
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and it's important to mention that the authenticity of the recording has not been verified but the israel it shows not only a radicalization rebel ranks but how far some are prepared to go in achieving victory at any cost. for the government or you will die like these two rabbits you enemies of our city believe it. with our chemical biological weapons look for yourselves b.c.b.s. rabbits' they inhaled chemical weapons for one minute only did your destiny will be like them because you are supporters of bashar al assad god is great god is great way to see we are from the our. battalion. with our chemical weapons with our. middle east expert tawfiq has made to believe there are any chemical weapons rebels are much more likely to use them against civilians than assad. i
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don't see the regime style is the side that will likely use the chemical weapons against his people and how how ever when it comes to the jihadists attacking him. in the last moments you never know what can happen again these jihadists what is important to mention a vital issue here that the jihadists are even more dangerous dog these chemical weapons in their head so if you are told that the regime may use this chemical weapons of possibility that the jihadist will use it again in their opponents will be much much more that you have this have no problem to behead people alive you deal with people like bin ladin and there are because of al qaida who have no his e.t.a. shin to use any form of whip around to really like control any place. religious believes an ideology. there's a very tasty pipe baking away in asia but there may be just tuning in no need for
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weight to become our staff life program definition of india and china trying to share regional resources with the u.s. will raise effect to make it. a forty nine year old southern california man was thrown in president charles with possessing materials to make explosive device all because of his rather unusual wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon he read it custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to self exposure minus the gun powder but before we make
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a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch she was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion. is that so much about that and i mean it is a chemise me a lot of people have areas the rise and fall of civilizations for over a century they've been predicted sequestering decline given the global financial crisis that started in two thousand and. play live.
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move freeboard video for your media project a free video dog r t dot com. welcome back with a fresh diplomatic spot between russia and do you want to talk to them american senate approved a travel ban on certain russian officials accused of human rights violations it's caused and promises over ninety four nine response from. this economy and so it's more about how do you get a new save over two year. high there while the diplomatic row was sparked by
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a provision a controversial provision in u.s. passed legislation that essentially normalizes trade relations between the two countries is the magnitsky act after moscow attorney who tragically died in two thousand and nine and russian custody the legislation seeks to name and shame russian officials allegedly involved in corruption and effects effectively forbids them from traveling to and investing in the united states now this move was met with a furious response here in moscow with the russian foreign ministry. saying publicly that it is nothing quote but a vindictive desire to counter russia in world affairs and i actually want to read to you in detail what the russian foreign ministry posted on its english language twitter feed because i think the language really explains john. how serious this diplomatic row is they had posted yesterday evening it is quote perplexing and propose to hear human rights complaints from the united states where torture and
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kidnappings are illegal in the twenty first century they went on to tweet that quote apparently washington has forgotten what year it is and still thinks the cold war is going on the u.s. decision to impose visa and financial sanctions on certain russian citizens is like something out of the theater of the absurd russian foreign minister say to sergey lavrov had said that in response russia will be imposing a similar travel ban against american officials accused of human rights violations now we have more details on that from an unnamed government source who had said that if the number on the russian list will be sort of tit for tat it will be exactly the same as the number on the americans list now who will qualify according to the source it will involve for example people involved judges for instance responsible for unjust verdicts in abuse cases of adopted russian children also people associated with the case of viktor boots a russian businessman who was jailed on charges of arms smuggling in the united
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states the source went on to say that also people connected to the guantanamo bay detention facility as well as secret cia detention centers could also be targeted by the russian retaliation bad now we know that this could have been of course a more sort of joyous day for the two countries again them admits the act was tacked on to the repeal of the so-called jackson that nick amendment to this has was imposed in the one nine hundred seventy s. and effectively was a result of the cold war but now that russian trade relations are normalize we do have this new diplomatic spat over the magnitsky act now the reaction in europe to this has been quite mixed we heard from two former british foreign secretaries who have called for a similar ban to be imposed in the u.k. meanwhile. the french ambassador here in moscow had said that his country is not going to be following suit with that kind of legislation so again mixed reaction but certainly a lot of theory and negative feelings between the two former cold war foes the
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united states and moscow now arriving to see catherine reporting live loosely thank you very much. you can always read more mckay's that's provoked washington's travel ban on our home and also on our website where you'd be periodically. a u.n. conference in dubai which is seeking to adopt worldwide surveillance laws and wages bloggers on the web but it's so much that it's words that this truck to buy. in london authorities are trapped plans to build a new mega mosque which would have been four times the size of the iconic plane the people and a room full time cars and washed read why. it will be old growth. today with construction only undersea pipeline set to begin at the official ceremony they project for the draw and it's
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a joint taken by europe's biggest energy giants and is expected to satisfy both south and eastern europe appetite for gas. has more now on the multi-billion euro chart. it's been a long time coming but finally the construction of the sol street gas pipeline is underway it is really a moment for the russian energy giant gazprom to be the driving force for this the bishes project now the pipeline was designed mainly to diversify russian gas routes to euro bypassing transit countries like ukraine were in the past disagreements resulted in deliveries to customers in western europe being disrupted this pipeline will transit the russian natural gas through the black the sea up to bulgaria and on to greece is the end austria delivering gas directly to the european markets so
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stream is it better to be in a group project that's the use of time to reduce its all of the russian gas however the fate of that project is currently on certain due to falling demand for natural gas and europe and the high cost of construction gas from owns a fifty percent of the line the rest is split between france and germany and yet many in the view of question whether it's even needed it's the overall cost of more than twenty billion dollars makes it one of the most expensive allergy supply systems on earth and critics say that's too much especially in times of the global economic recession but that skepticism one stop a project which promises choice and security long into the future. asia is seeing a basile for resources as well with a poor regional powerhouse as china and india needing of a more fuel to feed their growing hunger but as the nation squabble over who gets the biggest slice of the oil and gas cakes they could be others waiting to sneak in
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and pinch the lot and there's always a group as can offer both new delhi and a trainer heading for a game they don't find common ground. as china and india rise economically their military muscles are growing as well both need energy to keep that kind of growth going and that may be putting the two asian giants on a collision course because of the mess that nationalism the indian government cannot afford to be seem to be weak in dealing with china obviously a higher power with government. over two hundred billion barrels of oil and large amounts of natural gas that's more than the vast majority of the world's energy rich nations have all hidden under the south china sea china claims most of the territory for itself but india has also managed to get access by buying a stake in a vietnamese gas field shortly after hanoi accuse chinese boats of sandwich dodging
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exploration india warned it's ready to use force to defend its interests hopefully as i said they choose not to lead to a longer term conflict but it's inevitable because both these countries have a large and vicious and becoming global actors and players both china and india have been pumping billions of u.s. dollars into their armies and navies holding drills on a regular basis and beijing has also announced its police will soon start to board and inspect foreign vessels surely the vast oil reserves in the south china sea are just too big of a cash for neither trying out working here to pass out what they really want to accomplish between the two economic power houses so is it really a game that neither can win the two asian giants can't afford any weaknesses and that would make it easier for other countries to take a bite of the vast resources the u.s. has long been increasing its economic and military presence in the region this in
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yes there west strike to depict this expansion by both in the china terms of the last. four bolz. good lessing that the war is a military clash so if the two eastern powerhouses can share nicely that catch me they will go to some other players already prowling on the sidelines you've got this going on of our team and carry our had to our washington studio council account with lauren lester and that's after the break here on out. the legacy no one should be proud. of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape building stilton over their foundation pipes spewing black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the spitzbergen
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archipelago don't make a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worse the better locals like to tell the story that back in soviet times when norwegians were visiting barons were they also expressed amazement. at how prosperous the settlement was well times have obviously a challenge where they saw it lags they still attracting a region tourists are barons work i would then cons watch native cash that's why i was betting there are a goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint the bin you and put it at variance work central square that can do nine hundred eighty daryn's work was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain its own costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe in the archipelago is part of norway but a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the
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middle of the cold war it served as the use of czars westernmost outpost now it's one of the soviet union slask preserved relics. of the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades curious interested i think it could be even more appealing for russian travelers to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit is far behind local shops so between. bill it is a big hit the defunct aren't curtain still helps keep the money flowing guys it's the russians doing your show but you can't play robles filmmaker almost no good girl you are the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts i'm not very popular with tourist operators if you come into
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a very authentic place like. it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part also the let you know authentic traditionally up there. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be on those this time to change even for the better is not always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add the morning russian songs to their repertoire of the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. good afternoon welcome the capital account i'm more in leicester here in washington
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d.c. these are your headlines bird thursday december sixth two thousand it seems to be at the center of the u.s. as current fiscal blows and the debate over them. when it comes to raising taxes on the wealthy those making more than two to fifty thousand dollars if republicans do not agree to that is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff oh absolutely. absolutely but when it comes to the u.s. is economic problems does this tax debate or even as fiscal cliff debate begin to scratch the surface of the crisis. former republican strategist author and historian kevin phillips is here with lessons we can learn from seventeen seventy five the subject of his latest book that many a politician may benefit from actually reading. from a long time and bald churchy i don't do it anymore of those boys much they do not read his words will. they go and the as these the is reportedly investigating going
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to be providing twelve billion dollars in derivatives trading losses in two thousand and eight yeah yeah there's a list of alleged bad bank behavior how is good capitalism though being driven out by bad capitalism all will break it down and word of the day plus alan greenspan says a painless solution to the u.s. debt is a fantasy finally something we can agree on more in loose change let's get to today's capital account. our guest kevin phillips made a name for himself in the late one nine hundred sixty s. as a g.o.p. operative who coined the phrase and wrote the book the emerging republican majority predicting the rise of the republican party by securing the south for
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a generation fast forward though and now he's writing about revolution in particular seven hundred seventy five which he says was a good year for it that was of course when the american revolution was going on and when it comes to this war he gets into economic factors that may not have gone down as saliently in mainstream history as taxation without representation but were major goals none the less among them was the inability of colonists to manage their own monetary affairs because of british policies also over indebtedness that was in part the result and the brits control of trade which required certain commodities to actually pass through middlemen all the way over london now to tell them to what we can learn from this history as the u.s. faces its modern economic problems earlier i spoke to kevin phillips he's a former white house strategist to president richard nixon he's also author of many books including his latest seven hundred seventy five a good year for revolution i first asked about the problem over.


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